Plays Directory : Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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  • Author
    William Shakespeare
  • Overview
    Pericles, prince of Tyre, travels to Antioch to win the hand of the king’s daughter. His task is to solve the riddle which spells out the incest between Antiochus and his daughter. Realising that he is in the trap of loosing his head as all the others before him, Pericles flees the country and starts a chain of incredible events, as well as a life long journey of escape, movement, tragedy, victory.
    This fast road of changes befriends him with two new royalties: Cleon and Dionisa at Tharsus and king Symonides at Pentapolis and sees him through two shipwrecks at one of which he loses his wife Thaisa to childbirth. Her coffin reaches Ephesus, where a priest revives her. Thaisa becomes a nun and retreats to Diana’s Temple.

    Pericles continues to Tharsus, where he leaves his baby daughter Marina in the care of Cleon and Dionisa who have a new-born of their own, Phileton.
    Years later Dionisa, jealous of Marina’s talents surpassing Phileton’s, plots the murder of Marina. At the crucial moment, Marina gets saved by pirates and in turn sold to a brothel at Mytelene.
    Pericles, thinking that his daughter died in an accident, resolves to eternal silence, solitude and aimless sea travel.
    Back at Mytelene’s brothel, Marina uses her wit and talents to persuade her masters to employ her as a teacher not a prostitute.
    Pericles’ ship reaches Mytelene, where the governor introduces him to the talented Marina, in hope that she will persuade him to speak again. Indeed she does, in which conversation all gets revealed, including Thaisa’s presence at Diana’s Temple which comes to Pericles in his fainted dream. The whole company presently move to Ephesus to indeed find Thaisa there, and thus the whole family reunited – they live happily ever after.
  • Play
    Download the text for free from Project Gutenberg here: Pericles, Prince of Tyre

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10 known characters

8 known roles


Connected mandy members:

Lauren Budd
Lauren Budd
Actor
2019, Gower
The Monkey House
Amy Rushent
Amy Rushent
Actor
2019, Pericles
The Monkey House
Lauren Cornelius
2019, Marina
Rosa Whicker
Rosa Whicker
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, ASM
The Monkey House
Adam Elms
Adam Elms
Actor
2019, Gower
Upstairs at the Gatehouse/Palace of Valtice, Czechia
Chrissy Kapartis
2019, Gower 2
Lucinda Coyle
2019, Thaisa
Kate Vowles
Kate Vowles
Actor
2019, Lysimachus
The Monkey House
Heloise Spring
2019, Marina/Antiochus's Daughter/Ensemble
Isadora Baccon
2019, Multi-Role
Summerhall
Lizzi Adams
Lizzi Adams
Assistant Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager on Book
Monkey House
Jodie Veronica
2019, Pander
Summerhall
Kit Loyd
Kit Loyd
Actor
2019, Antiochus, Simonides, Cerimon, Panda
Shea Donovan
Shea Donovan
Actor
2019, Thaisa
Tristan Bates Theatre
Tallulah Harris
Tallulah Harris
Stage Manager
2019, Stage Manager
Valtice Palace Theatre, Czechia
Jack Wills
Jack Wills
Lighting Designer
2019, Lighting Designer
Chateau Valtice Castle Theatre, Czechia
Mark Desebrock
Mark Desebrock
Voice Over: English
2019, Simonides/Lysimachus/Cleon
Frances Hallett
Frances Hallett
Costume Supervisor
2019, Costume Supervisor
Jerwood Vanbrough Theatre
Charlie Cuscito
2019, Bawd
Rebecca Snook
2019, Thaisa

Alternative Names

Pericles